University Chapel Schedule

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A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus.

Wednesday, January 28

Departmental Chapels (various locations)

How does faith inform your area of study (major/minor) or chosen profession? Students are encouraged to gather during the chapel time for focused conversations/interactions with faculty members of their major or minor. Staff members are encouraged to join one of the open to all sessions marked by * or take a break together for self-guided conversations on how faith informs your work, vocation or avocation.

Applied Social Sciences* – Faith and Vocation: Reflections from our Alumni – Roselawn 306

Bible & Religion* – Practice lectio divina (Divine reading) on the theme of fear – UC President’s Reception Room

*Business** – Two students who attended the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) annual conference will share what they learned about the integration of faith and business, and how business ventures can help alleviate poverty. Coffee and Strite’s doughnuts will be served.- CC Strite Conference Room

Education – Table groups discuss Does my faith really matter in the classroom? refreshments served – CC203

History – Join faculty for a free beverage-snack and converse about History and Vocation – Common Grounds

Language & Literature* – Love, Language, and God: Psalms in English and Spanish; informal conversations inspired by Ranier Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours – Roselawn Psychology lab/lounge—3rd floor, northeast

*Music** – Hymn Sing in Lehman Auditorium Recital Hall (lower level)

*Nursing** – Gather for a focus on grace – CC226

*Sciences** (biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and psychology) – Gather for a time of singing led by Daniel King (physics) followed by personal reflections on faith and vocation by Dee Weikle (computer science) and Greg Koop (psychology). Light refreshments will be shared. – SC104

VaCA-Theater* – Paulette Moore presents on her recent experience in Japan where she interacted with student filmmakers and storytellers on issues related to the environment and social justice – UC176

*Open to all.

Friday, January 30

Chapel Forum: Called to Ministry? – Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler

Do you have a call to ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler as they share reflections from their experiences in ministry over the summer.

University chapel is held Wednesday (worship) and Fridays (forum) at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. All offices and departments, other than essential services, are to close in order to allow the community to attend and support chapel.

All undergraduate students, faculty and staff of the university are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. (Chapel Attendance Policy, p. 48/49 of the Student Handbook and Faculty/Staff handbook section 7.1, p. 166)

In addition to university chapel, Chapel Gatherings (seminary chapel) are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Celebration: Praise Worship is held weekly at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights both in Martin Chapel.

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